The nine-day mid-term break for schools brought off-season activity to tourism Antalya. As the end of the one-week break approached, parents preferred accommodation facilities not only in coastal resorts but also in thermal hotels.

It is said that hotel occupancy rates increased in regions such as Antalya, Izmir, Denizli, and Afyonkarahisar. In response to this end-of-season interest, hotels lowered their prices by an average of 40 percent.

"30 percent of hotels are closing later"

Kaan Kavaloğlu, President of the Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association (AKTOB), stated that Antalya maintained its appeal due to climatic conditions, saying, "Since there is no possibility of a snow holiday, this mid-term break comes as a breath of fresh air for children and parents. The weather conditions in Antalya are very good, and people can swim in the sea. Therefore, Antalya has become an important destination during the mid-term break. Especially with the extension of demand from Germany, Russia, and the UK, the season continued until the end of November. The mid-term break added to these occupancy rates, and hotel occupancies reached 70-80 percent. Compared to last year, 30 perent  of hotels are closing later this year,"

"Prices have fallen by 40 percent according to the season"

AKTOB President Kavaloğlu mentioned that hotels generally receive reservations for 4 nights and 5 days. Stating that prices are decreased by 40 percent depending on the season, Kavaloğlu said, "Especially, there is also the opportunity for our children preparing for university and high school exams to study in hotels. We have quiet rooms, meeting rooms, and study areas in these places,"

Editor: Savaş Daş